Ross L. Crown

Ross L. Crown

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505.764.5463 fax
201 Third Street NW
Suite 500
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Ross Crown is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Ross provides government contract services relating to both federal and state procurements.  These services include advising on contract proposals, teaming agreements and joint ventures, evaluating rights under government contracts, bid protests, and contract claims and other disputes. These services extend to every phase of the procurement process from the issuance of solicitations through award, contract administration, and termination or completion.

Ross' commercial litigation practice consists of trial and appellate litigation involving construction, contract disputes, insurance coverage/bad faith, and professional liability.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, President of Executive Board
  • Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico, Pro Bono Legal Counsel
  • PACA Pulse, quarterly newsletter of the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico, Editor and Legal Columnist, 2007-present
  • Rotary Club of Albuquerque, Member
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, Former President of Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Former Member of Board of Trustees
  • Albuquerque Speech Language & Hearing Center, Former President of Board of Directors

Representative Matters

  • Pursued protest in Court of Federal Claims on behalf of educational services contractor obtaining reversal of award of $48 million in Army contracts for latent ambiguities in solicitation.
  • Represented major aerospace contractor in successfully resolving claim before the ASBCA against the Department of the Army arising from defective specifications for laser weapons system.
  • Obtained recovery for housing contractor in claim brought to ASBCA against the Department of the Navy arising from undisclosed site conditions in renovation of military family housing.
  • Successfully defended contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory in whistleblower case brought before the Department of Energy.
  • Successfully defended New Mexico municipality in action brought in federal district court to enforce multi-million dollar land development agreement.
  • Represented financial institution in lower court and appellate proceedings in case establishing doctrine in New Mexico that release of surety not consented to by co-sureties effects a pro rata, rather than a complete release of co-sureties.

Related News

Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Crown elected president of Boy Scouts Great Southwest Council
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney leads only council to encompass parts of four states
83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in ‘Best Lawyers'
11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year' in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017


  • Speaker, "Winning a Contract in 10 Steps," Nuts, Bolts & Beyond XVII Contracting Symposium, May 2019



  • The Best Lawyers in America - "Construction Law and Government Contracts," 2016-2020 - "Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law," 2019
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Government Contracts
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment - Pro bono service

Other Info


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1982
B.A., with honors, University of Michigan, 1979

Bar Admissions

New Mexico, 1983

Court Admissions

New Mexico Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit